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MDCT evaluation of aortic valvular disease

CT Marketing Philips Healthcare

Gilkeson RC, Markowitz AH, Balgude A, Sachs PB.

Department of Radiology, University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Medical School, 11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106-5000, USA.


* Originally published in the February 2006 edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology.


This essay depicts recent advances of MDCT in the evaluation of aortic valvular disease.


Aortic valvular disease can be assessed with current MDCT technology. The improved imaging characteristics of MDCT have significantly decreased artifacts traditionally seen with prosthetic aortic valves and enabled excellent visualization of valve function. Advances in ECG-gated MDCT technology offer the opportunity to evaluate a variety of aortic valvular abnormalities.

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aorta, Aortic valve, Cardiac, ECG-gated

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